The Danes Flee for Their Lives

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 17
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Danes Flee for Their Lives
Description of the Sanpitch to the Mormon Church, but Walker had no intentions of honoring the deed. Brigham Young also alerted the Manti people of the plight of the Allred settlers and asked that they assist them in every possible way. Manti was about twenty miles to the south. Although it was isolated "from other communities by a distance of nearly a hundred miles, it had survived for seven years and now had a population of 647 and two forts for protection. The "Little Fort," built in 1352, on what is now court house square, had been abandoned in the surater of 1853 when the "Log Fort" was erected. (Both of these were later abandoned for the "Mg Rock Brigham Young, whose leadership and wisdom were seldom questioned, had sent Danish immigrants Here they could be with others hale and hearty as themselves. The Scandinavians were accustomed to long cold winters, frozen earth, and to making a 1iving from th e soil under difficult conditions. Their homeland was in the far north, land of the midnight sun, where northern lights flashed upon giant icebergs floating in towering waves on windy seas, and where the blood of Viking warriors once flowed in their veins. These people were stalwart and determined. "Why do we have to leave here, Jlama? Pa has worked hard to make this little house warm and safe. He has two guns and he can. . ," "Don't ask questions, child. 'Ho as you are told," interrupted Charlotta. Then she said to herself, "How does one explain to a child that the food supply is exhausted, that the Indians, also fighting for survival, are cruel and savage, that they may destroy our homes and us at any minute, that peace and brotherhood are only dreams?" Karen and Geraldine were dressed in all the clothing they owned. Charlotta took one last look around her house and the things that must be left behind. Then she grabbed two dolls that she had hidden under the trundle bed. "Here, take these," she said, "I was making them for Christmas gifts 39
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Date Created 2005-02-23
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